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Biculturalism and the Apollo-Soyuz Mission


The final two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “A Brief Conversation on Biculturalism” by Alexandra Diouk and “Remembering the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Mission: 45 years of US-Russian Space Cooperation” by Lisa Becker.

Trash Protests and Leninopad


Two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “The Great Russian Trash Crisis” by Seth Farkas and  “An Empty Pedestal: Ukraine after Leninopad” by Sabrina Beaver.

Russia’s Long Hangover

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Guest:

Shaun Walker is the former Moscow correspondent for the Independent and most recently for the Guardian. Educated at Oxford University in Russian and Soviet History, he’s since lived and worked as a journalist in Russia for over a decade. His new book is The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past published by Oxford University Press.

Music:

Rufus Thomas, “Itch and Scratch (Part 1),” Funkiest Man Alive: The Stax Funk Sessions 1967-1975, 2002.